With Twenty Pounds Of Comeback Stapled To His Chest

On the May 19, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we celebrated 50 years of Blonde on Blonde and, to a lesser degree, Pet Sounds. We helped people improve their lives with Fast Times At Ridgemont High, and when we say ‘we,’ we mean that Tom’s laying low for awhile until the heat’s off,  but he’s got his ways of getting his points across.

Portastatic  –  Naked Pilseners

Yo La Tengo  –  Somebody’s Baby

Ladyhawk  –  I Don’t Always Know What You’re Saying

Islands  –  No Milk No Sugar

the Beach Boys  –  Wouldn’t It Be Nice (vocals only)

Bob Dylan  –  Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again

La Luz  –  Sure As Spring

Tim Hecker  –  Up Red Bull Creek

Pity Sex  –  A Satisfactory World for Reasonable People

Veda Hille  –  Teenage Wildlife

Richard Laviolette & the Oil Spills  –  With Tape and Purposeful Hats

X  –  Surprise Surprise

Tamara Sandor  –  Magpie

PJ Harvey  –  A Line In the Sand

Iggy Pop  –  Chocolate Drops

Operators  –  Bring Me the Head

C.W. Stoneking  –  The Zombie

A Giant Dog  –  Not a Miracle

Snuff  –  I Think We’re Alone Now

the Burning Hell  –  Nonfiction

Supermoon  –  Stories We Tell Ourselves About Ourselves

Ty Segall  –  Diversion

Konono No.1  –  Paradiso





Just In Case You Don’t Comeback

Oh my! Did you hear the May 12, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special? We talked about burlesque and Vikings and moustaches and the repurposing of our favourite goalies. We welcomed Iggy Pop and Veda Hille back and this is all just a way of distracting you from the sadness of Tom being gone for a couple of weeks but hardly anyone reads right to the end anymore, so if you have, you better just shut up and not tell the others.

the Promise Ring  –  Emergency! Emergency!

Alice Cooper  –  Be My Lover

Laura Sauvage  –  Jesus Want to Be My Buddy

Paupiére  –  Jeunes Instants

Black Mountain  –  You Can Dream

Iggy Pop  –  In the Lobby

Veda Hille  –  Charismatic M.F.

Solex  –  The Dot On the i Between the h and the t

Lab Coast  –  Missed Ache

Can  –  Oh Yeah

Del Barber & the No Regretzkys  –  Sawchuk

Fancy Diamonds  –  1 800 L U V

the Burning Hell  –  Men Without Hats

Striker  –  Phoenix Lights

Heart Attack Kids  –  Blow Up Dolls

Charles Bradley  –  Ain’t Gonna Give it Up

Nudie  –  That’s All That I’ve Got

Gabriella Ghermandi  –  Atse Tewodros

Ape Cave  –  Etna





And My Comeback Already Was There

May Day, Mother’s Day, this day, that day. The May 5, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special was a bit of a grab bag during which we tackled hard-hitting issues like ferries and stuff, standardized testing in our schools and stuff, and how not every song David Bowie ever recorded was a masterpiece. And stuff.

Oh – one other thing: please help.

Red Shadow  –  Understanding Marx

Laurie Anderson  –  Only An Expert

Charles Mingus  –  All the Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud’s Wife Was Your Mother

Eric’s Trip  –  Girlfriend

TV Sets  –  Sea Legs

Eric Bachmann  –  Masters of the Deal

Looper  –  Columbo’s Car

Le Tigre  –  Dude, Yr So Crazy!

Julianna Barwick  –  Wist

Greys  –  Complaint Rock

Morricone Youth  –  Super Villain

Lab Coast  –  Harm’s Way

Iggy Pop  –  Vulture

Black Absinthe  –  Is This Life

Labradoodle  –  Vulcan Voodoo

the Dandy Warhols  –  Search Party

Kelly Sloan  –  Big Deal

Hooded Fang  –  Tunnel Vision

David Bowie  –  Soul Love

Bronswick  –  Trouble

Dr. Lonnie Smith  –  Play It Back

The Comeback Never Ends, As Long As We Have Blood And Guts

We really do enjoy having company at the 68Comeback Special, so we were really happy with the April 28, 2016 edition because of all the nice Shuylers and Marlaenas that dropped by. If you tuned in, then you know that for yourself. If you didn’t, when will you ever learn?

Quincy Jones  –  Hummin’

Tony Conrad  and Hangedup  –  Transit of Venus

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists  –  Even Heroes Have to Die

Tough Age  –  Warm Hair

Napalmpom  –  Feint of Heart

Eagles of Death Metal  –  I Like to Move In the Night

Drinking Flowers  –  Your Own Sounds

Redrick Sultan  –  Batman Jesus

Wintersleep  –  Freak Out

Death From Above 1979  –  Trainwreck 1979

Shuyler Jansen  –  Blue Rolls the River

Shuyler Jansen  –  We Were So Young

Marlaena Moore  –  Gaze

Shuyler Jansen  –  Unknowing Heart

Marlaena Moore  –  Feel It

Jr. Gone Wild  –  I Fell Dumb

Sleep  –  From Beyond




Life Is Just A Comeback, And Comebacks Weren’t Meant To Last

On the April 21, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we had a bit of a bummer situation to deal with. Sometimes it snows in April.

Arcwelder  –  What Did You Call It That For

Dump  –  1999

the Besnard Lakes  –  The Plain Moon

Willie Nelson  –  I Couldn’t Believe It Was True

Igor Stravinsky  –  Rite of Spring

Holgans  –  Luvdrugz

Nasty On  –  Please Kill Me

Laura Gibson  –  Empire Builder

Jackie McLean  –  Omega

Laura Sauvage  –  White Trash Theatre School

Art Bergman  –  Cassandra

Notta Comet  –  Warehouse Blues

Cowpuncher  –  White Veil

Pale Eyes  –  Ambivalent

the Replacements  –  Never Take the Place of Your Man





Some things you just have to do as soon as humanly possible. You send out your thank-yous to the those who helped you paint your kid’s room. You hammer out a (very detailed!) agreement with the John Carpenter fanatic in your life. And you have an emergency meeting about What Is To Be Done just as soon as you receive word that Pere Ubu is planning a tour. If you are to be thought of as a responsible person, you take care of the necessities. On the April 14, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we showed that we are to be thought of as responsible people.

the Budos Band  –  Origin of Man

Bash & Pop  –  Tickled to Tears

Bry Webb  –  Rivers of Gold

See Through 5  –  More Faults Than California

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down  –  Slash/Burn

Suuns  –  Un-No

the Bonzo Dog Band  –  The Intro and the Outro

Pere Ubu  –  All the Dogs Are Barking

Animal Collective  –  We Tigers

Bleached  –  Keep On Keepin’ On

Nudie  –  I Had to Learn About Sheila the Hard Way

the Zorgs  –  Uptight Rhythm

Sleepkit  –  Constantinople

Black Mountain  –  Constellations

Tetrix  – Japan

Purveyors of Free Will  –  My Mind Is a Brand New Nation

Peter & the Wolves  –  Hey Hey Veronica

Yeasayer  –  I Am Chemistry

John Carpenter  –  Distant Dreams

Minotaurs  –  Weird Waves

Dr. Lonnie Smith  –  Afrodesia




Why Oh Why Do You Wanna Comeback Me This Way?

The April 7, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special had us missing Merle, enjoying a visit from our friend Jeff from Cups N Cakes Podcast (Happy Birthday!) and not being even a teensy bit worried about what Gabe’s learning while he’s away from home. We invited Margaret Atwood to visit and she didn’t, but it was a last-minute thing and we know she’s a busy woman so we’re not even holding a grudge about it (for once).

Camper Van Beethoven  –  When I Win the Lottery

Merle Haggard  –  Always Late (With Your Kisses)

Phil Ochs  –  Okie From Muskogee

Maria Dunn  –  When the Grandmothers Meet

Humanities  –  Come Outside

Poster Children  –  Dynamite Chair

Alex Chilton  –  Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Sarcastic Mannequins  –  Margaret Atwood

the Sixths (Mac McCaughan)  –  Dream Hat

Bateau Noir  –  La Ligue des Traîtres

Concealer  –  Place to Hide

Stark Martin  –  Room 115

Kitten Forever  –  Trip Wire

Guerrilla Toss  –  Diamond Girl

Bob Mould  –  Losing Time

Baby Jesus  –  Time’s All Gone

Parliament  –  Night of the Thumpasaurus Peoples

the Wet Secrets  –  I Can Swing a Hammer

Teen  –  Tokyo

M.Ward  –  Slow Driving Man

Black Mountain  –  Space to Bakersfield





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